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Spreading the Word: English Bibles and Early Modern Readers

Date: 4 June 2011

On Saturday 4th June 2011, the University hosted a study day entitled 'Spreading the Word: English Bibles and Early Modern Readers' in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (Authorised) Version of the Bible. The event was organised by Marion McClintock and Prof Alison Findlay in association with Blackburn Cathedral as part of the 'Year of the Bible'.

The programme featured lectures on 'The Social Universe of the Bible' by Prof Naomi Tadmor and on 'The Bible for the People' by Prof Emeritus Michael Mullett. Prof Findlay led a workshop on 'The Impact of the Bible', and the study day culminated with a visit to the University Library's special exhibition on the printed Bible, curated by Helen Clish and Liz Fawcett, and to the Rare Book Room, where early editions of the Bible and items such as John Foxe's Book of Martyrs and William Blake's illustrations were on display.

 

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